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Friday, February 11, 2011

Crayon Slivers Technique Used For a Background

Both of the designs above were created using crayons slivers and an iron.

I put the crayons in an open style pencil sharpener (be sure this is clean as you don't want pencil lead on our card).  Using both a blue and a pink crayon, I spread the slivers of crayon over the glossy white card stock.

A piece of foil was under the card base before starting.  Then when I had enough color on the base, I put a piece of foil over the top.   I have a "craft" iron with no steam that when heated up was used to go over the top piece of foil causing the crayon slivers to melt.   Gently lift the foil.  If not completely melted, replace the foil and reheat the foil to melt the crayons.  Remove top foil.

Be sure to unplug your iron.  

It will be hot, allow to dry.  Then decorate any way you would like.  I used Ice Cream Parlor Designer Series Paper & Quick Accents Pack from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure, item #122242.  It was a perfect match.   Watch my blog tomorrow for another crayon background technique.

These crayon techniques are not recommended for children.  The iron and the crayons can become very hot.  Also remember you are working with paper which can scorch and burn.  Please be careful if you try these techniques.

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